Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe facelift – so what has changed?

Hans · Dec 10, 2019 09:01 PM

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The new Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe facelift has just been launched in Malaysia alongside its regular SUV sibling the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, minus a slopping roofline.

As before, the GLC Coupe is locally-assembled but this time around, there’s no AMG 43 variant. Instead, the new GLC Coupe is only available as a single AMG Line variant, the GLC 300 Coupe 4Matic.

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To recap, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is a lower, sportier coupe-like version of the regular SUV body style GLC-Class.

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The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe goes up against the BMW X4, which in Malaysia, is only available in xDrive30i M Sport variant, also locally-assembled with the same 2.0-litre (turbocharged four-cylinder) engine capacity as the GLC 300 Coupe, priced at RM 364,800

Here’s a summary of what’s new:

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The most noticeable different is the new exterior lighting and radiator grille. Viewed from the front, the new GLC Coupe is identified by its new diamond-motive radiator grille, which now features a single, bolder horizontal bar.

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The new LED headlamps – MultiBeam with Adaptive High Beam Plus on our local GLC 300 Coupe – now feature a new light pattern. Likewise the LED tail lamps.

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Inside, the digital instrument panel is new, as are the steering wheel and infotainment.

The fully digital 12.3-inch instrument panel replaces the previous car’s analog dials.

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The infotainment screen is also lower and wider – now 10.25-inch with MBUX, which means that it supports contextual, natural language ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice command as well as gesture controls.

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While this is nothing new, as it’s already available in the A-Class, the difference is that this time, the car comes with an LTE module for in-car internet connectivity, thus ensuring that you get the full MBUX experience.

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The new MBUX infotainment also saw changes to the rotary control dial, which has since been replaced with a touch pad.

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In earlier MBUX equipped cars, the system could only understand simple voice commands as it our local cars weren’t equipped with in-car Internet connectivity, a massive oversight on the part of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.

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With an LTE module, the car also supports Mercedes me suite of connected services.

Our local car is also equipped with Burmester sound system. More on the new Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe here.

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Hans

Head of Content

Over 15 years of experience in automotive, from product planning, to market research, to print and digital media. Garages a 6-cylinder manual RWD but buses to work.

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